Enable PHP-FPM

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and MacOS) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). On OS X VMs, the installation directory is /opt/bitnami and OS X VM users can click the “Open Terminal” button to run commands. Learn more about the Bitnami stack environment and about OS X VMs.

NOTE: We are in the process of modifying the file structure and configuration for many Bitnami stacks. On account of these changes, the file paths stated in this guide may change depending on whether your Bitnami stack uses native Linux system packages (Approach A), or if it is a self-contained installation (Approach B). To identify your Bitnami installation type and what approach to follow, run the command below:

 $ test ! -f "installdir/common/bin/openssl" && echo "Approach A: Using system packages." || echo "Approach B: Self-contained installation."

The output of the command indicates which approach (A or B) is used by the installation, and will allow you to identify the paths, configuration and commands to use in this guide. Refer to the FAQ for more information on these changes.

PHP-FPM is disabled by default. To enable it, follow these steps:

  • Enable the PHP-FPM service: Depending on your installation type, run the following commands:

    • Approach A (Bitnami installations using system packages):

        $ sudo mv /etc/monit/conf.d/php-fpm.conf.disabled /etc/monit/conf.d/php-fpm.conf
        $ sudo gonit reload
    • Approach B (Self-contained Bitnami installations):

        $ sudo mv installdir/php/scripts/ installdir/php/scripts/
  • Start PHP-FPM:

      $ sudo installdir/ start php-fpm
  • Enable PHP-FPM configuration in Apache. Update the installdir/apache2/conf/httpd.conf file and disable the php7 module:

      #LoadModule php7_module modules/
  • In the same file, disable the mpm_prefork module:

      #LoadModule mpm_prefork_module modules/
  • In the same file, enable the mpm_event module:

      LoadModule mpm_event_module modules/
  • Restart Apache:

      $ sudo installdir/ restart apache
Last modification June 10, 2020